Running Start

Running Start at Green River College

Running Start is an exciting and nationally recognized option that allows qualified high school juniors and seniors to enroll in college courses tuition-free.

Credits earned at Green River College are transferable to most four-year colleges and universities, and can satisfy high school graduation requirements. Students may enroll simultaneously in high school and college classes or exclusively in college classes.

Information Sessions

Please sign up to attend a Running Start Information Session at Green River College. We will cover general information regarding Running Start, eligibility requirements, benefits of the program, registration timelines and how to get started to help you determine if Running Start is a good fit for you or your student. The presentation lasts approximately 45 minutes, after which staff will be present answer your questions.

Thursday 3/1/2018 6 p.m. - Enumclaw campus

Thursday 3/8/2018 6 p.m. - main campus (Auburn)

Wednesday 3/21/2018 6 p.m. - Kent campus

Tuesday 4/10/2018 6 p.m. - main campus (Auburn)

Please note: Registration does not take place at this session. If you have completed the College Success Assessment (or other placement test) and obtained a RS Enrollment Verification Form from your high school counselor, please contact us directly for more information about the next step to register.


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Contact Us

If you have any questions about Running Start or would like to schedule an appointment to meet with an Educational Planner please do not hesitate to contact us!

Email Running Start

Phone: 253-833-9111, ext. 2674
Fax: 253-288-3324


The Running Start Office is located in the Student Affairs Building (SA 122) on the Main Campus.

12401 SE 320th Street
Auburn, WA 98092-3699

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Hours of Operation

Monday - Tuesday
8 a.m. - 6 p.m. 
Wednesday - Thursday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
Saturday, Sunday
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Running Start Forms

Forms commonly used by Running Start students.

Forms include: Enrollment Verification, Fee Waiver and Book Loan Application, Release of Information, High School Release, Transcript Evaluation Request and Academic Standards.

Running Start Forms

Running Start Staff

Each staff member is dedicated to supporting Running Start students' education at Green River College.

Meet the Staff